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27 Business Processes Every Integrator Should Document…in Writing

Writing down step-by-step processes for sales, installation, scheduling/delivery, service, remote service communication, proposal generation and more…

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That Giant Sucking Sound is Your Profit, Sinking One Balun at a Time: CEDIA Expo Tech Talk

CEDIA Expo 2018 Tech Talk: It took 1.5 years for this CE Pro 100 integrator to select a vendor and implement an…

27 Business Processes Every Integrator Should Document…in Writing

27 Business Processes Every Integrator Should Document…in Writing

December 07, 2018 Writing down step-by-step processes for sales, installation, scheduling/delivery, service, remote service communication, proposal generation and more will boost profits.

$9M Smart-Home Integrator Sells Biz to Employee and Top Client: Big Growth Planned

$9M Smart-Home Integrator Sells Biz to Employee and Top Client: Big Growth Planned

November 30, 2018 Greg Simmons and partner have sold their Las Vegas security and home-automation firm Eagle Sentry to long-time sales manager Cory Reif and top client Mark Lindsey, who already built "the greatest showroom on earth."

How One L.A. Integrator Spiked Its Black Friday Sales by 37%

How One L.A. Integrator Spiked Its Black Friday Sales by 37%

November 28, 2018 Just One Touch / Video & Audio Center focuses on upper-tier products combined with $500 custom installation credit to have record-breaking Black Friday weekend sales.

Best Buy to Focus on Total Tech Support as ‘Giftable’ Holiday Item

Best Buy to Focus on Total Tech Support as ‘Giftable’ Holiday Item

November 21, 2018 Best Buy reports strong Q3 revenues and ups forecasts for 2019. In-Home Advisors and Total Tech Support programs will spur growth.

ADT Optimistic About Amazon Alexa; Reports Q3 Revenues Up 6%

ADT Optimistic About Amazon Alexa; Reports Q3 Revenues Up 6%

November 13, 2018 ADT reports quarterly revenue of $1.15 billion, up 6 percent, primarily due to ADT Pulse smart home growth. Amazon Company looks to bring alarm voice response directly to law enforcement vehicles.

Home-Technology Industry Braces for Tariff War: Are You Prepared?

Home-Technology Industry Braces for Tariff War: Are You Prepared?

November 02, 2018 CEDIA, CTA, smart-home dealers and manufacturers share fears and strategies for impending tariff wars: on raising prices, absorbing costs, and communicating with clients while avoiding political arguments.

A/V Shop Sells Almost $280k in Samsung 8K QLEDs in 4 Hours

A/V Shop Sells Almost $280k in Samsung 8K QLEDs in 4 Hours

November 01, 2018 CE Pro 100 integrator Just One Touch/Video & Audio Center sells $285K in Samsung 8K TVs during wine-and-cheese event to early adopter clients.

SoCal Integrator Redefines ‘Mall Kiosk’ with Strategic Space Outside Apple Store

SoCal Integrator Redefines ‘Mall Kiosk’ with Strategic Space Outside Apple Store

October 23, 2018 CE Pro 100 integrator Just One Touch/Video & Audio Center adds creates technology showcase area directly outside Apple Store in affluent Beverly Hills-area mall.

That Giant Sucking Sound is Your Profit, Sinking One Balun at a Time: CEDIA Expo Tech Talk

That Giant Sucking Sound is Your Profit, Sinking One Balun at a Time: CEDIA Expo Tech Talk

October 09, 2018 CEDIA Expo 2018 Tech Talk: It took 1.5 years for this CE Pro 100 integrator to select a vendor and implement an end-to-end software platform to run his business. It was grueling. It was expensive. But it was well worth it.

RAM 1500 Truck Is High-Tech Office on Wheels

RAM 1500 Truck Is High-Tech Office on Wheels

September 18, 2018 Is this your next vehicle? RAM 1500 truck at CEDIA Expo 2018 showcased integrated 8.4-inch dashboard touchscreen and mobile app.

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Sonos Tops Subwoofer, Soundbar Categories - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

Sonos Tops Subwoofer, Soundbar Categories - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

June 11, 2018 More of the CE Pro 100 smart-home installation firms offer Sonos soundbars and subwoofers than any other audio brand, according to the 2018 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis ... but be careful drawing conclusions.

Smart-Home Pros Love Ring Doorbells, but Doorbird Surges - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

Smart-Home Pros Love Ring Doorbells, but Doorbird Surges - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

June 07, 2018 2018 Brand Analysis for front-door security shows more CE Pro 100 dealers offer Ring and Doorbird video doorbells than any other brand; Yale tops the list for smart locks and Control4 takes the access controls category.

Alexa is Top Voice-Control for Smart-Home Pros, but Google Gains - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

Alexa is Top Voice-Control for Smart-Home Pros, but Google Gains - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

June 06, 2018 Amazon Alexa, not surprisingly, is the top voice-control brand among CE Pro 100 high-revenue integrators, but Google Assistant is starting to register, according to the 2018 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis.

Sony, Samsung, LG Remain Top TVs in Smart-Home Channel - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

Sony, Samsung, LG Remain Top TVs in Smart-Home Channel - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

June 04, 2018 Sony continues to be the most preferred brand among smart-home professionals, according to the annual CE Pro 100 brand survey of the largest home-technology integrators.

Sonance, SunBrite Top Outdoor A/V Brands Among Pros - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

Sonance, SunBrite Top Outdoor A/V Brands Among Pros - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

June 03, 2018 Sonance makes the most popular outdoor speakers and SnapAV's SunBrite TV makes the top outdoor TVs among CE Pro 100 home-technology integrators.

Top Brands in TV Lifts and Mounts - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

Top Brands in TV Lifts and Mounts - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

May 25, 2018 Nexus21 beats out Future Automation this year to take the motorized lift category, while Chief jumps ahead of SnapAV in A/V mounts.


CE Pro Video Q&A: Doug Greenwald of ProjX360 Discusses Software Efficiency

December 01, 2017 Doug Greenwald of ProjX360 outlines the real-time reporting functionality, proposal writing and other efficiency gained from end-to-end cloud-based software solution.

CE Pro 100 Integrators Name Top Brands in Audio, Video, Home Auto­mation, Networking, Security

CE Pro 100 Integrators Name Top Brands in Audio, Video, Home Auto­mation, Networking, Security

May 26, 2017 Survey of CE Pro 100 top smart-home integrators reveals the most-specified brands in the connected home with Control4, SnapAV, Sonance, Sony, Lutron, Sonos, Middle Atlantic and others topping the list for 2017.

Which Technologies Look Promising for Smart Home Integrators in 2017?

November 03, 2016 Voice control, object-based audio, HDR TV, and DIY-assist business models are all viable options for integrators to pursue in 2017... and here's how to do it.

CE Pro 100 Top Dealer Support Brands: Distributors, Design & Proposal Software, Tools and Testers

June 14, 2016 Survey of CE Pro 100 top home technology integrators reveals the most-specified brands in these dealer support categories as part of our annual Brand Analysis.

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CE Pro Brand Analysis 2018: Most Popular Brands Among Smart-Home Pros

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2018: Most Popular Brands Among Smart-Home Pros

June 04, 2018 CE Pro 100 dealers, the largest smart-home pros in North America, reveal their top brands in home-tech categories such as audio, video, networking, home automation, HDMI cables and lighting controls.

CE Pro 100 of 2018: Revenues Grow 8%

CE Pro 100: Revenues Grow 8% in 2017

CE Pro's 19th annual ranking of the highest revenue custom installation companies reports $3.5 billion in custom revenues; 13% growth predicted for 2018.

2017 CE Pro 100

2017 CE Pro 100

April 26, 2017 CE Pro presents the CE Pro 100, our annual list of the highest revenue custom installation companies, led by led by Vivint Smart Home, Best Buy and ADT in 2017.

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2016

June 01, 2016 Converging factors within the custom electronics industry evident in our annual CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis survey finds installers consolidating product choices in everything from speakers and networking components, to furniture and cabling.

Presenting the CE Pro 100 of 2016

April 28, 2016 CE Pro’s annual list of the highest revenue custom installation companies reports a huge jump in the volume of installations with entry-level home automation and new construction leading the way.

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2015

May 25, 2015 Based on numbers from the annual 2015 CE Pro Brand Analysis, culled from responses to the CE Pro 100 entry form gauging the industry’s highest-revenue integrators, it could be argued that today’s most popular trifecta among dealers would include Sony, SnapAV and Control4.

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